Tag: racket
Macedonia 21.09.19 | 09:48

Katica Janeva to testify before Ruskovska on Tuesday

Katica Janeva will testify on “Racket” before prosecutor Vilma Ruskovska on Tuesday, her lawyer Irena Frckovska said on the “360 Degree” show. This will be Janeva’s first testimony as a suspect, since the first time she testified as a witness. Her lawyer said she was in...

Macedonia 20.09.19 | 16:38

Katica Janeva remains in jail, bail offer rejected

Former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva remains in jail after a pre-trial judge refused the bail offer and prosecutor Vilma Ruskovska gave a negative opinion. Due to the interest of multiple media, we inform the public that, the pre-trial judge acting upon K.J. defense motion to get her out on bail received...

Macedonia 19.09.19 | 12:42

What is it that Ruskovska and Zaev do not want citizens to find out?

The investigation into the “Racket” case is a farce aimed at diverting public attention from Zoran Zaev and the government, without which the racket would not be possible at all, VMRO-DPMNE said on Thursday. The case was reported back in April, after which there had to be media pressure for...

Macedonia 19.09.19 | 10:21

Silegov: I think I have one photo with Boki 13

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov believes the justice system has not fully completed its professional role in the Racket case involving Boki 13, Zoki Kiceec and prosecutor Katica Janeva. I expect the prosecution to complete the investigation as soon as possible but it is not for me to interfere. I am a man...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 23:28

Nikoloski: At least one honorary consul was target of blackmail or racketeering

Aleksandar Nikoloski at Wednesday’s duel with Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov said that so far, all the corruption scandals in the public involved people directly from the government. The Vice President of VMRO-DPMNE said that there were reports that an attempt was made to racketeer...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 18:53

“Racket 2” on the horizon: Did Dеn Doncev lead smear campaign to prevent Swedish investment in Macedonian healthcare?

Criminal charges have been filed against Health Fund Director Den Doncev and current Minister of Health Venko Filipce, in which the damaged Vera Ivanova from Skopje alleges they both committed the crime of abuse of office and power under Article 353 of the Criminal Code. The report alleges that they...

Macedonia 17.09.19 | 10:38

Gas price hike, new debt, new scandals…

Another day in the life with Zoran Zaev – gas is getting more expensive, the Government is issuing 61 millions EUR in new debt and we will probably have new corruption scandals show up. Good morning Macedonia!, writes opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski this morning. In his social media message,...

Macedonia 16.09.19 | 09:12

New Boki 13 case – 260,000 euros for apartments for poor young people

Other data from the investigation into the “Racket” case also reveal that Boki 13 had another NGO, the International Association for the Protection of Human Rights, through which he planned to build housing for poor young people. A Skopje-based construction firm has filed criminal charges...

Macedonia 13.09.19 | 22:39

Zaev: We will certainly not vote for “Racket” to be lead by Gruevski, Pancevski, Zvrlevski, it must be someone ‘heavyweight’ …

The Special Prosecutor’s Office’s cases have to have a future; that’s the red line which mustn’t be crossed in the negotiations with the opposition, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in an interview with Sitel on Friday. According to Zaev, the government would find it acceptable if the opposition...

Macedonia 13.09.19 | 22:12

SDSM to support Janeva’s dismissal, not for unlawful but for unprofessional and reckless conduct

SDSM MPs at tomorrow’s parliamentary session will support the dismissal of Katica Janeva, not for unlawful, but for unprofessional and reckless conduct, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Friday in interview with Sitel TV. It is so illogical that some of Zaev’s close people were involved in “Racket”...

Macedonia 13.09.19 | 20:09

Mickoski: I have testimonies from lawmakers that Janeva persuaded them to vote for constitutional changes

Hristijan Mickoski, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, in an interview with Fokus weekly claims that there are testimonies from lawmakers of how special prosecutor Katica Janeva allegedly persuaded them to vote on constitutional changes. I have testimonies from MPs who were practically persuaded by Katica Janeva...

Macedonia 12.09.19 | 15:23

One thing clear from leaders’ meeting – Zaev struggled for 7 hours to avoid “Racket”

One thing is clear from the leaders’ meeting. Zoran Zaev struggled for 7 hours until early in the morning to avoid talking about “Racket”, about bribery, about the obscure tenders of his criminal racketeering gang. That meeting for him and his people meant a fight to save themselves...

Macedonia 12.09.19 | 13:25

Milososki: At the leaders’ meeting Zaev said Janeva leaves Sutka prison in 10 days

Zaev announced that in ten days Janeva from Sutka prison will be transferred to house arrest. How can the Prime Minister know the decisions of the Court before they are made, Antonio Milososki asked, commenting on the last leaders’ meeting. He pointed out that the government had initially agreed...

Macedonia 12.09.19 | 12:13

“Racket” is a synonym for Macedonian “Berlusconization”

“Racket” is a synonym for Macedonian “Berlusconization” according to the formula: economic power + political power + “dirty collars” (bad administration) + media power. The “Zaevisconization” or “zokisconization” ended with the creation of 1TV...

Macedonia 11.09.19 | 22:51

Sela: There is also a “bomb” about Bujar Osmani in “Racket” case

Alliance for Albanians leader Zijadin Sela says he has information that among the tapped materials from the “Racket” case there is a bomb about Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani, Telma reported. That is why he does not expect this case to be resolved. According to him, there can only be...

Macedonia 09.09.19 | 10:54

Which phone contained the messages: Is it true that Boki brought “pieces” to the businessman, and Zaev knew about it?

Coded messages, inaccurate speculation information, and insufficient courage to publish the actual data. Is this done with the intention of defocusing the public from the real perpetrators, or is it another (lucrative maybe?) intent, it is up to the public to decide, writes the Infomax news portal. According...

Macedonia 08.09.19 | 21:08

Geroski: Tapes featuring well-known Skopje businessman with minor girls used to extort money from him, and someone who is not Beckham knew about it

Journalist Branko Geroski again revealed on Facebook new details about the “Racket” affair that is shaking Macedonia. Geroski hints at who stole the recordings and who knew about the racket. He does not disclose the identities of the involved, but points out that it was not Beckham referring...

Macedonia 08.09.19 | 10:23

Gaiser: “Racket” made Dimitrov sweat at the Bled Forum

Journalist and political analyst Laris Gaiser, who participated in the Bled Economic Forum, where Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov also took part, conveys his impressions from the forum in a text published in “La Verita”. The revelations of the existing corruption in the Macedonian political...

Macedonia 08.09.19 | 10:03

Zaev: From what I heard, there is no evidence that Katica Janeva took money in “Racket

From what I heard in the tapes there in no evidence that Katica Janeva took money and was involved in the case, says Prime Minister Zaev in an interview with “Fokus” on the Racket case when asked why even after it was mentioned that there was an investigation or pre-investigation he was defending...

Macedonia 07.09.19 | 18:00

Zaev: Maybe Kamcev recorded me too

In an interview with the Fokus weekly magazine, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev does not rule out the possibility of businessman Orce Kamcev recording him personally as he did with the others. Asked if there is a possibility that Kamcev recorded Zoran Zaev in his office when he went there to report the racket,...

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